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  1. Expert advice on passing your 1st semester
    The 10th edition has the 2012-2014 NANDA diagnoses while the 9th edition has the 2009-2011 NANDA diagnoses. But I know we have the 2015-2017 NANDA diagnoses now, so I'm assuming an 11th edition is in...
    Dec 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Is A&P 1 the most difficult class in nursing?
    No. No it is not.
    Oct 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Sticky situation .. What would you do?
    I would definitely take it to someone higher up if your instructor doesn't add those points to your grade. My program will not change your grade if you marked the Scantron incorrectly, but they will...
    Sep 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. I *loved* my ED Rotation
    Wow, I hope I have that aha moment when I feel like I really fit somewhere. You may be able to find a job in the ED as a new grad, especially if you apply to a new grad fellowship (some are called...
    Sep 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Feeling overwhelmed - not getting it
    Did I write this? My first semester I had a huge drop in confidence. I would look at skills and say "How hard can that be?" and then fail at them multiple times before succeeding. By mid semester I...
    Sep 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. When you are at clinicals
    The issue here seems to be the instructor. My instructors would be horrified if they found us in the breakroom or lounging at the nurses' station. Plus, I don't understand the mentality of not...
    Sep 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. First Fundamentals Test
    I did pretty well in Fundamentals. I found it mostly common sense, and once I learned about NCLEX style questions I was good to go. Keep doing what you're doing and don't overthink it.
    Sep 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Being a slow reader in nursing school
    I have started doing this and it is so helpful. Much quicker than reading word for word, and I'm going over and over what's important.
    Sep 3
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Just need a vent...
    Don't even get me started on that lab coat... :facepalm:
    Aug 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Nursing student lacking passion?
    This is exactly how I feel, and you worded it so well, Everline.
    Aug 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Just need a vent...
    I'm going into my second year and haven't faced any roadblocks this year (so far), but I just want you to know I feel your pain. First year there were so many issues from books to lab coats to...
    Aug 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Well-fitting scrubs for tall, thin girls?
    Have you looked at Urbane? They have scrub pants in tall and I think they start at xxsmall.
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. Sacrificing church to study instead SMH
    This thread has been silent for a couple of days, but I just want to share my personal experience. After my second semester of college I became so stressed out because I was studying all the time. I...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  14. Commuting to Nursing School?
    I usually clock in at 2 to 3 hours round trip depending on clinical site. Honestly, it is a pain. I do enjoy the time alone to decompress, but I hate that it cuts a huge chunk out of my study time....
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Clinical Socks/Stockings Question!
    As long as your socks are all white and your bare skin doesn't show when you sit down, you'll be fine!
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. FINALLY, The Time has come!
    Don't buy books from the school's bookstore. Buy them used online and save. If you just want new, Amazon will still have them cheaper usually. Many instructors say it is beneficial to get new books...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. 1st semester expectations
    Hard. For me, the most difficult things were learning NCLEX style questions, managing assignments, and developing a routine at clinicals. It was not my hardest semester.
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Where do we keep our stuff?
    For class and lab a backpack is perfectly fine, if not expected. Class is like a normal college class. For clinical, keep whatever is important on your person. The only thing I keep in the break room...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Before Nursing School
    If you absolutely must do something, review anatomy (any and all). Otherwise, enjoy your free time.
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. An Unapologetic Reasoning On Why You Don't Want To Be A Nurse.
    Everyone realizes this doesn't apply to nursing alone, right? Every job has issues. The majority of jobs/careers have poor staffing, poor management, and poor salaries (the "I'm not getting paid what...
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Does anyone actually read all the reading assignments?
    I actually seem to do better when I focus on the lectures and don't read the book. I skim and read boxes and tables, but not much more than that. This summer I am reading the book based on last...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Advice for Grad, Jobs: Fact or Fiction
    Thanks for the thoughts. If I stop comparing myself to every student who seems to have their entire career planned out, I think I'll be a lot less nervous about not knowing exactly what I want to do...
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Advice for Grad, Jobs: Fact or Fiction
    Good to know. Thank you for your input!
    Jun 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Advice for Grad, Jobs: Fact or Fiction
    I think I need a poster that says this. :)
    Jun 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Advice for Grad, Jobs: Fact or Fiction
    At every clinical, my preceptor asks me what area of nursing I want to be in, and when I say I'm not sure yet because I like too many things I get puh-lenty of advice. Don't specialize too quickly...
    Jun 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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